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Greetings from President Sullivan

August 1, 2010

Good morning, University community! I want to thank you for your warm welcome to the Grounds on my visits to Charlottesville since January.

Doug and I are beginning to settle in at Carr's Hill, and we look forward to welcoming members of the University community to events at our new home over the next year. In the meantime, I hope to meet many of you in the coming days and weeks as I make my way across the Grounds. Please do not hesitate to stop and introduce yourself.

I am eagerly anticipating, as I know you are, the coming academic year and the prospect of welcoming our new faculty and staff as well as our newest students -- the Class of 2014 -- in just a few short weeks.

One thing that makes the University of Virginia so special is the great teamwork that is exhibited every day in order to offer such an extraordinary education to our students. Let's work hard to sustain that tradition as we prepare for the fall semester.

Many of you are aware that our two executive vice presidents, Leonard Sandridge and Tim Garson, have announced their plans to leave the University. Searching for their successors will be one of the most important tasks for the year.

Please view Executive Vice-Presidential Search, a site that describes a timetable and plan for the two searches. I also plan to discuss succession at my first meeting with the Faculty Senate.

Again, I look forward to meeting you soon -- and to learning all there is to know about our great institution.

With best wishes,
Teresa A. Sullivan
President